Indiana University Police Department East Chief Scott Dunning has appointed Bradley Smoker as sergeant.
Smoker, of Centerville, Ind., has been a police officer with the IUPD East department since 2015. His appointment as sergeant began February 12.
“I am very excited for Brad Smoker’s promotion as sergeant within the IUPD-East division,” Dunning said. “He is eager to grow within the law enforcement profession and I look forward to mentoring him. I believe he brings with him an understanding of community policing and professionalism that is expected within IUPD.”
As sergeant, Smoker’s role will be to assist in the planning, directing, and coordinating of activities in the police department and he is responsible for the supervision of police personnel. IUPD-East currently has five full-time positions, one part-time officer, two part-time student officers, and two part-time cadet officers.
Also, the sergeant often represents the department at various meetings and conferences. He will speak before community groups on the role of the police department.
Previously, Smoker was a corrections officer with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and he was a police officer with the Centerville Police Department. He is a 2013 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has attended the Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy. He is a certified police bicyclist.
Currently, Smoker is working on a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree at IU East.